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Species: Monomorium (monomorium) termitobium   Forel, 1892 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Monomorium termitobium Forel, 1892l PDF: 522 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. "Madagascar, (Amparafaravola?), Mangoroafa, coll. Sikora." Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (MHNG). CASENT0010765. http://www.antweb.org/specimen/CASENT0010765 AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Monomorium binatu, Monomorium exchao, Monomorium imerinense: Heterick, 2006 PDF: 140 (Lectotype designation).

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Monomorium termitobium n. sp.  Forel, A., 1892, Nouvelles espèces de formicides de Madagascar. (Récoltées par M. Sikora.), Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 36, pp. 516-535: 522-523, (download) 522-523 3940
Monomorium termitobium   Heterick, B. E., 2006, A revision of the Malagasy ants belonging to genus Monomorium Mayr, 1855 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 57, pp. 69-202: 140-148, (download) 140-148 21061

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 369 times found in rainforest, 331 times found in montane rainforest, 180 times found in tropical dry forest, 37 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 19 times found in montane forest, 32 times found in gallery forest, 24 times found in littoral rainforest, 28 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 9 times found in forest, 14 times found in savanna, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 78 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 30 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 17 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 50 times Malaise trap, 37 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 8 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 32 times winkler app., 2 times 7 MaxiWinks, 19 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 13 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 18 times Malaise, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2685 meters, 679 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Monomorium exchao: casent0010882; Lectotype of Monomorium imerinense: casent0101741; Lectotype of Monomorium termitobium: casent0010765; paralectotype of Monomorium imerinense: casent0101646, casent0101885; paralectotype of Monomorium exchao: casent0010891; paratype of Monomorium binatu: casent0902236

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